Bronchodilator (Svasakaghna) - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.
A bronchodilator is an herb that causes the bronchial tubes in the lung to dilate thus easing the passage of air through the lungs. The two ways this can be accomplished are with adrenergic agents and antispasmodics. Adrenergic agents stimulate nerve receptors on the bronchioles causing them to relax.
Antispasmodics can prevent or ease spasms or cramps in the muscles controlling the bronchioles, thus increasing the size of the opening. Because many of the antispasmodics are also nervines, they may also ease tension throughout the body.
Many aromatic herbs have some bronchidilating quality due to their volatile oils.
Bronchodilators fall into several categories
Examples of Adrenergic AgentsThese include caffeine / methylxanthines
Examples of Antispasmodics
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING RESPIRATORY-HEALTH
HELPFUL FOR*'Bronchodilator' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
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